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Robert S. Wilson, PhD

Professor, Department of Neurological Sciences
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RUSH Medical College
Professor, Department of Neurological Sciences
Division of Behavioral Sciences
Neuropsychologist, Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center
  • Robert S. Wilson, PhD, earned his bachelor's degree in history and political science in 1970 from Hiram College in Hiram, Ohio; his master's degree in psychology in 1973 from Akron University in Akron, Ohio; and his doctorate in clinical psychology in 1976 from Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich. From 1976-78, he was a postdoctoral fellow in clinical neuropsychology in the Department of Psychology at Rush University Medical Center, in Chicago, IL, where he has been on faculty since 1976. He is currently a professor in the Department of Neurological Sciences and Division of Behavioral Sciences of RUSH University Medical Center. Wilson has also been on the faculty of the RUSH Alzheimer’s Disease Center since its inception in 1985. He has extensive experience with longitudinal cohort studies of late-life cognitive functioning, including population-based studies, cognitive neuroscience studies, and clinical-pathological studies. His research has focused on modeling late-life change in cognitive function; identifying antecedents and consequences of cognitive loss in old age; and determining whether cognitive aging, its antecedents, or its consequences vary in racial or ethnic subgroups or birth cohorts.